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Description - The Male Body by Susan Bordo

The male nude is everywhere now, from mainstream movies to magazine covers. But what exactly is seen when men take off their clothes, in public and in private? Is the male body truly exposed? In this surprisingly candid analysis, Pulitzer Prize nominated Susan Bordo speaks to men and women alike, scrutinising the images and experience of everyday life. Beginning with a frank, tender look at her own father's body, Susan Bordo then goes on to analyse the presentation of maleness in wider society. Men's (and women's) ideas about men's bodies are heavily influenced by society's expectations, and Bordo examines where these ideas come from. In chapters on the penis, 1950s Hollywood, male beauty standards, and sexual harassment, and in discussions of topics ranging from Marlon Brando and Boogie Nights to Philip Roth and Lady Chatterley's Lover to Michael Jordan and Lolita, she offers fresh and unexpected insights.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780374527327
ISBN-10: 0374527326
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x mm)
Pages: 358
Imprint: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Publish Date: 15-Jul-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Susan Bordo

Susan Bordo is a professor of English and women's studies at the University of Kentucky. She has written and edited several books including the Pulitzer Prize nominated Unbearable Weight and Twilight Zones: The Hidden Life of Cultural Images from Plato to O.J.

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